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Three sisters, ages 92, 94 and 96, live in a house together.  One night the 96-year-old draws a bath.  She puts her foot in and pauses.  She yells to the other sisters, ‘Was I getting in or out of the bath?’ The 94-year-old yells back, ‘I don’t know.  I’ll come up and see.’  She starts […]

South Africa we are proud of you!

We are on our roadtrip this week to make sure that we take in some soccer worldcup ambiance and spirit and I have to say I am proud to be South African. At the two matches in Bloemfontein and Rustenburg, I have never experienced such goodwill, fun and communal spirit. I have come to the […]

My baby turns 21

I guess he is not my baby anymore…. Bert the Bob celeberated his 21st birthday yesterday and it was quite a weepie day for me. While making his powerpoint of copius pictures (as all mothers do for their children’s 21st birthdays) I went through a lifetime of memories. Such happy ones. All the agonies and […]

Lovely office furniture for sale

I am moving my hubbie home as part of my longterm plan to move him all the way to Hoggies! I am amazed that we will be able to fit in most of his office furniture in the newly renovated home office (very impressed with my builder from Pretoria). I have managed to find foster […]

South African bursaries

The year 2009 is fast approaching its end and most young people are pondering on what to do in 2010. For those who are thinking of tertiary education we suggest that you have a look at bursaries offered on the following sites: (for teacher training) There are also opportunities for new […]

Best schools in South Africa report

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Indicating will give away your next move. A real Joburg driver never uses them. Under no circumstance should you leave a safe distance between you and the car in front of you, or the space will be filled by at least 2 taxis, two Golfs, a BMW and an Uno, putting you in an even […]

Oud word

Ek het so baie groot verjaarsdae hierdie maand dat ek nie kan help om die volgende tot almal se aandag te bring nie. (Dankie Lanie) Jy besef jy is besig om oud te raak as … Jy agterop ‘n nuwe CD nie kan agterkom watter is die lied se naam en watter is die sanger(s) […]

Are there any limits to the Constitutional courts jurisdiction in labour matters?

As my Maggie-blog is a place for me to keep track of myself, I have almost forgotten to post a link to JD’s new blog post “Are there any limits to the Constitutional court`s jurisdiction in labour matters?“. At the moment I am trying to “tone him down” into the kind of legal language that […]

Reindeer facts

According to the Alaska Department of Fish and game, while both male and female reindeer grow antlers in the summer each year, male reindeer drop their antlers at the beginning of winter, usually late November to Mid-December. Female reindeer retain their antlers till after they give birth in the spring. Therefore, according to every historical […]